Ferrania Solaris FG (35mm, 400 iso) User-Review


If you’re looking for fun and an enjoyable experience then you should try Ferrania Solaris film.

• First Trial

I bought a Golden Half camera recently and it came packaged with a roll of Ferrania Solaris 35mm film. After shooting my images and getting them processed I found that the results were great.

• How To Use

I wasn’t sure how the film would come out so I tried a lot of different lighting conditions. The film is very versatile in almost any lighting condition. I used the flash on some of the images at the dance in a very dark environment and the results were good, if not a little blown out.

Next I tried in a normal room and the film reacted great even picking up some pretty colours from ambient light.

Outdoors was easy and is where the film truly shines. It will give you a very dense negative with lots of detail and information.

• Final Thoughts

The results that I have were higher than expected and have convinced me to purchase more of the film. In some forums1 people have expressed where to get some of the film. Some people have even said that the film goes for about $1 U.S. and that is very cheap to me.

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written by irbypace on 2009-04-26 #gear #35mm #review #colour-negative #400-iso #ferrania #solaris #vivid-color


  1. deff1
    deff1 ·

    Great Article. Really nice shots! I've just got my hands on the 200 iso version in 126 format. Its great to see the results. thanks for sharing.

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Yeah super gallery ! I love the shot with the two windows... Like if it was a corner of the house...

  3. irbypace
    irbypace ·

    Thanks, I love that window shot, I didn't think that everyone else would.

  4. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    I love half frame shots! And the film seems to work out nice....

  5. tnzzz
    tnzzz ·

    I've got some Solaris in 100iso and love it! It actually cost me .99 a roll at a local shop. I like the quality of the film, especially in my Fisheye.

    On another note, I love your photos, and the Golden Half camera is next on my list!

  6. irbypace
    irbypace ·

    Thanks tnzzz. You should get one. There fun to have and play with.

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